, Salem, MA

November 16, 2013


The Salem News

---- — Marblehead


Police received a 12:16 a.m. report that somebody was calling a Green Street Court woman “every 15 minutes.” An officer wrote: “Calling party advised to shut off phone and contact housing in the morning.”

A woman requested at 1:01 a.m. that a well-being check be conducted on a Commercial Street man. “According to caller, made threats to kill caller a couple of weeks ago,” wrote police. “Caller said he is in liver failure and is sick and needs help.” Police located the man and wrote later: “Checked with male, he seems fine. His brother is there for the same reason, seems to be a problem with an ex-girlfriend...the couple broke up tonight. She has been calling....repeatedly tonight which is why the brother was there.”



A Margin Street man reported at 4:10 p.m. that someone had taken his lawn mower from his backyard, put it in the back of a green pickup truck and then taken off toward Salem. Police in that city stopped a vehicle matching the description and determined the person inside had two junk lawn mowers — neither of which belonged to the man.

Police conducted a traffic stop at Monson Drive and Winona Street at 6:07 p.m. and arrested Matthew St. George, 30, of 16 Keniston Road, Lynnfield, on charges of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license and having an unregistered motor vehicle.

A woman on Central Street reported at 10:13 p.m. that her ex-boyfriend had jumped on her car and then stolen her license plate, but police wrote later that she “did not want any police assistance and would handle matter on her own.”

Police and the Fire Department responded to 84 Walnut St. after a 10:26 p.m. report that smoke was coming from the second floor of the building.

An 11:50 p.m. report of a fight between a man and a woman brought police to 50 Warren St. “She no longer wanted him at the residence and began throwing his clothes outside,” police wrote later. “He gathered his belongings and left the residence without incident.”


A woman at 100 Corporate Place reported at 9:25 a.m. that a man had followed her. An officer determined he was a private detective.

Police conducted a traffic stop on Main Street about 1:30 p.m. after a report of a “male party that was drinking...from a nip he bought at Kappy’s in Danvers.” Police wrote later: “Verbal warning issued, party checked out.”



A second-floor resident of a building on Humphrey Street reported at 12:02 a.m. that the third-floor resident was moving furniture. Police wrote later: “Made contact, the resident will be done moving stuff for the night.”



Police responded to 90 North St. after a 6:27 p.m. report that a man had fallen out of his wheelchair and determined that he had already re-seated himself in it.

A 7:27 p.m. report of a domestic dispute brought police to 12 Pope St. “No domestic, child upset about dinner,” police wrote later.

Police were unable to locate anything amiss after an 8:04 p.m. report that a man had heard “strange noises” in a house on Larch Avenue.

About 10:15 p.m., police on Loring Avenue arrested Mario Rodolfo Chaj, 25, of 13 Arlington St., Lynn, on a charge of operating a motor vehicle without a license.

Police responded to 205 Highland Ave. after a 10:59 p.m. report of a domestic dispute and determined a man and woman were arguing over one of the latter’s ex-boyfriends.


Police and the Fire Department responded to 99 Jackson St. after an 8:35 a.m. report of a possible fire on the second floor and forced entry to an apartment after smelling smoke. “Once inside the apartment was found to be empty,” wrote police. “Smoke was visible inside the apartment, however Salem Fire could not determine the origin of the smoke.”

A Barr Street woman reported at 10:59 a.m. that her Visa credit card had been fraudulently used at a sporting goods store in Nevada on five occasions — for amounts of $328.94, $258.94, $258.94, $429.94 and $429.94.

A 3:17 p.m. report that kids were feeding birds brought police to 73 Lafayette St. An officer wrote later: “Clear. No problem, only feeding cheeseburgers. Birds appeared to this officer to be fine and well fed.”



Police were unable to locate cars which were reported to be blocking the road at 112 Water St. at 7:58 a.m.

Police received a 2:06 p.m. report that somebody on Pine Street had been scammed into wiring $1,800 to Mexico.



Police responded to a 6:43 p.m. report that a man at 44 Prince St. was claiming to be a Comcast employee and determined he actually was.

A driver was transported to Beverly Hospital with minor injuries after a 9:13 p.m. report that she’d struck two parked cars near 37 Pond St.


Police conducted a traffic stop at Lothrop and Dane streets about 1:30 p.m. after a be-on-the-lookout alert was posted in regards to a car linked to a domestic assault at 29 Belmont St. Subsequently arrested was John J. Mekelatos, 18, of the same address, on a charge of assault and battery.

Police were investigating whether a man was struck by a train near the rail depot on Park Street shortly after 9:30 p.m. The MBTA was alerted and trains in both directions were halted while emergency personnel attended to the man, according to radio reports. An officer said the man survived the incident and that he was transported to a hospital via ambulance.



Police conducted a traffic stop on South Main Street about 6 p.m. and subsequently arrested Mark P. Blanchette, 35, of 34 Union St., North Andover, on charges of operating with a revoked registration, operating with a suspended license, operating a motor vehicle without insurance and defective equipment, an officer said. Blanchette was also wanted on warrants out of Salem, Lawrence and Dedham.